A Solid Relationship with Vendors
NBS vendors are a critical component to the success of the organization. NBS vendors are not required to "join" NBS in the same manner of our retail members. NBS vendors submit programs that are screened by the NBS staff and committees for quality and integrity. Once approved, vendors then market their merchandise to the NBS membership via our markets.
Nation's Best Sports is the perfect example of a win/win situation for everyone involved. Members and vendors alike benefit by association with NBS.
Established, Reputable Organization - NBS is proud to have maintained a solid relationship with vendors over the past 50 years. We are well-known and well-respected around the world.
Credit Reliability - NBS enjoys excellent relations with all its vendors, maintaining strict adherence to suppliers' policies regarding payment terms, merchandising programs, etc.
Qualified, Informed Buyers - NBS is made up of prominent local, regional and national retailers. Knowledgeable professionals, they know from day-to-day experience what is and what isn't selling, and they can share that valuable information with you.
Central Billing - Among payment options, NBS offers single invoicing, paid promptly. This can mean less paperwork and more time devoted to sales.
Special Offer Opportunities - Based on the committee-approved style of negotiation, vendors find it very compelling to develop custom offers for presentation at NBS markets. These offers, prescreened by the committee prior to market, are enthusiastically received in terms of substantial sales volume.
|Market||Month||Main Categories Presented|
|Winter Specialty Market||January||Ski & Snowboard Apparel; Alpine, Snowboard and Nordic Hard Goods; Winter Accessories; Lifestyle Apparel and Footwear|
|Spring Semi - Annual Market||February||Hunting & Shooting Products; Archery; Camping & Cooking; Hunting Clothing & Footwear; Paintball and Novelties||Outdoor Market||July||Outdoor & Lifestyle Apparel; Outdoor & Lifestyle Footwear; Camping; Camping Accessories; Water Sports; Paddlesports|
|Summer Athletic Market||July||Athletics; Institutional Team Sports Products; Fitness and Licensed Products|
|Fall Semi - Annual Market||September||Fishing; Camping & Cooking; Hunting & Shooting; Apparel & Footwear; Paintball and Novelties|
|Fall Athletic Market||November||Athletics; Institutional Team Sports Products; Fitness and Licensed Products|